Fact and Value is Dr. Leonard Peikoff's response
to Dr. David Kelley's "A Question of Sanction." It has been made available by The Ayn Rand Institute
as part of their website. I, for one, hope that it will be a permanent feature.
Notes on "A Question of Sanction" is
a highly-readable, tightly-written critique of Dr. David Kelley's original, widely-distributed letter
criticizing ARI-policy and the official approach to the philosophy of Objectivism. It
is perhaps best understood as a supplement to Dr. Leonard Peikoff's response
to Dr. Kelley's letter. Many people may regard it as an impressive article.
FAQ - What's REALLY Wrong With Objectivism? is
a large website which Chris Wolf has devoted to making available accurate
transcripts of the faxes and memos by which the Ayn Rand Institute severed its
relationship with the Jefferson School.
The ARI/Reisman Conflict is
a website run by Dr. James Kirpatrick and Linda Rearden (who is currently
finishing her Ph.D. in philosophy). Here you will find essays on the original split
between the Ayn Rand Institute and The Jefferson School, as well as documents on how
both Dr. Kirkpatrick and Miss Rearden left the Ayn Rand Institute, and chose to support
The Jefferson School.
Toleration Collection: Introduction is
part of Miss Diana Brickell's website, and it contains a good number of articles in defense of both Dr. Kelley and the Institute for
Objectivist Studies, articles by leading members of the IOS movement, and some
articles by the opposition. I must personally applaude her efforts to
make available articles from both sides.
In Their Own Defense: The Brandens
In Answer to Ayn Rand - Preface I have
regarded this as simply a part of the history of the Objectivist movement, inasmuch as the Brandens
have not claimed to be representatives for the philosophy of Objectivism. However, I have
recently changed my mind, and for two reasons. First, some members of the Objectivist movement
may believe that the earlier "schism" anticipated the schism between ARI and IOS in certain important
respects. Second, Dr. Nathaniel Branden is making a reappearance in the Objectivist movement, and
for this reason, these two documents may be regarded as timely.
I am not endorsed by the individuals or organizations listed. Nor should the
fact that I am including them be regarded as evidence that any of them have
received my unqualified endorsement. What I endorse-- unreservedly-- is the active
mind which judges things for itself.